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Officials ask Duterte to fire Mocha Uson from PCOO – source

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:54 PM

A letter from 9 PCOO officials, handed to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, asks for the assistant secretary's removal from their agency

Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB

PCOO tells officials, employees: 'Be mindful' of social media posts

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy issues the memo to all Presidential Communications Operations Office personnel over a week after the controversial federalism video of fellow official Mocha Uson

PCOO REMINDER. PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy reminds fellow officials to be more mindful of their social media posts and official releases. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Sara Duterte says Mocha Uson should be 'more circumspect' about federalism video

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The President's daughter thinks the controversial PCOO official must 'fix' her manner of promoting federalism

DAVAO CITY MAYOR. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says the Davao City government has addressed the concerns of the Commission on Audit on the former's expenses in 2017. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

Mocha Uson breached gov't ethics code, admits PCOO's Badoy

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:52 PM

Yet despite the violation, the controversial assistant secretary will so far only be issued a 'written reminder' to 'align with the laws regarding gender'

MOCHA USON. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

National ID, Federalism Budget, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Senators question P90-M budget for federalism info drive

Aug 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Wala pa ngang approved federalism. Ano'ng ikakampanya natin? We don’t even know in what shape, size, color, or form that is,' Senator Francis Escudero tells the country's economic managers

Senate Hearing SEC on February 12. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mocha federalism video, House minority dispute, EDSA driver-only car ban | Midday wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Ralf Rivas

PCOO official calls on Mocha Uson to apologize, go on leave

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:44 PM

'As a public servant and being part of the PCOO family, I take great offense in Ms Uson’s actions,' says Philippine Information Agency director-general Harold Clavite

Is Mocha Uson above reprimand?

Aug 07, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Unable or unwilling to respond directly to calls from the public to hold Uson accountable for her 'vulgar' video about federalism, Malacañang instead challenges critics to file a complaint against the official

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Zero budget for PCOO? 'Huwag naman po,' says Roque

Aug 07, 2018 - 3:19 PM

'PCOO...is providing an indispensable role,' Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says in defense of the government agency

Photo by Angie de Silva

Letran kidnapping, Mocha federalism video, July inflation | Midday wRap

Aug 07, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Mocha Uson, Consultative Committee finalize her role in federalism drive

Aug 03, 2018 - 10:27 PM

Uson will be given an orientation on the provisions of the committee's draft federal constitution

MOCHA USON. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

Deleted articles? Official Gazette says entire website down

Jul 13, 2018 - 6:46 PM

The Official Gazette denies it ever deleted content posted by previous administrations, saying articles are not accessible because the entire website remains down

[OPINION] Duterte Year 2 and blunders galore on social media

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The administration's social media blunders are worth calling out because they are symptoms of a much bigger problem that's persistent in the other aspects of Duterte's presidency

Who's 'Winston' Gatchalian? PCOO makes another online blunder

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian points out the mistake himself

'WINSTON' GATCHALIAN? Senator Sherwin Gatchalian hits the PCOO for another online gaffe, this time getting his name wrong in a news release of the agency. Screenshot of Gatchalian's tweet

After 'Norwegia' gaffe, Roque hopes PCOO can boost spell-checking

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assures the public that the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will 'again' learn from its mistakes

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 5, 2018 that the Department of Agrarian Reform has awarded a total of 1,823 hectares of land to 1,940 Agrarian Reform beneficiaries in Negro Occidental last month. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Netizens ask PCOO: Who is 'Rogelio' Golez? Is he from 'Norwegia'?

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:35 PM

The Presidential Communications Operations Office draws flak yet again for using the wrong name for the late National Security Adviser Jose Roilo Golez in its media releases

Trillanes seeks probe into PCOO's 'anomalous' P647-M ASEAN info caravan

May 16, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV says there is an 'immediate need to look into the alleged irregularities' in the Presidential Communication Operations Office's disbursement of funds

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is unfazed by the civil case filed against him by the President's son and son-in-law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Another DOT project that Tulfo’s Bitag bagged: 'I Travel Pinas' show

May 07, 2018 - 4:25 PM

It raises the question of how Ben Tulfo’s Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. got the contract to produce the flagship show of the Department of Tourism (DOT), and how much and in what way they are paid

FLAGSHIP SHOW. I Travel Pinas is the flagship show of the Department of Tourism airing Sundays on state-run channel PTV 4.

Gov't building P700-M state media hub in Davao City

May 04, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The Mindanao Media Hub – aimed for operation by January 2019 – is envisioned to boost the government’s broadcast signal in Mindanao 'while tailoring content specific to the people in the region'

MINDANAO MEDIA HUB. The 4-story facility will be operational by January 2019. Screengrab from PTV4

Malacañang on PES official, PCOO on Facebook fact-checking, Comey on Trump | Evening wRap

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM

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PCOO protests Facebook partnership with Rappler, Vera Files

Apr 16, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Malacañang, meanwhile, 'commiserates' with Duterte supporters who have slammed the social media platform's tie-up with the news organizations

Mocha Uson's Wikipedia page locked down after editing war

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Attempts were made to edit or delete a subsection which recorded instances when Mocha Uson spread false or misleading information

It wasn't me: Andanar blames staff for wrong grammar in Malacañang media ID

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says he has ordered a probe into the supposed breach of protocol

Senate Fake News Hearing on March 15,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

FAST FACTS: What's in the PCOO budget?

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:53 PM

PCOO's funds in the national budget include those for attached agencies such as the Philippine Information Agency, RTVM, and the National Printing Office

Roque says he'll resign if Poe's 'fake news' bill becomes law

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says he himself would question the constitutionality of Senator Grace Poe's bill in the Supreme Court if it becomes law

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque, during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 22, 2018 is happy to announce that around 175,000 farmers have benefited from the free crop insurance from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation in 2017. The insurance claims, which amounted to P1.7-billion, is 24 percent higher than the P1.5-billion worth of claims paid in 2016. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

Test for Andanar: Can he stop fake news, hate speech from pro-Duterte accounts?

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:41 PM

PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar has promised to talk to the 'communications core group' of President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign in order to reach rabid pro-Duterte bloggers

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Senate hearing on fake news, De Castro on Sereno, CIA on Russian meddling | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Rambo Talabong

Grace Poe: Should Mocha Uson stay in government?

Jan 30, 2018 - 3:34 PM

The senator also asks PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar if he ever considered 'shutting down' Uson's blog over conflict of interest issues

SENATE HEARING ON FAKES NEWS. Senator Grace Poe leads the second Senate hearing on the proliferation of fake news on January 30, 2018. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Pacquiao confronts Lorraine Badoy for spreading fake news vs him

Jan 30, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy apologizes to Senator Manny Pacquiao for her malicious post against him during the 2016 polls, and tells him that she too has been on the 'receiving end of lies and inaccuracies'

PCOO warned vs getting info dissemination training from China, Russia

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:27 PM

'I think falling into this kind of pattern using different disinformation tactics could work against us as a nation,' Rappler CEO Maria Ressa says during a Senate hearing

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Excessive or not? Martin Andanar's 10 trips abroad

Jan 13, 2018 - 3:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has fired another official for making fewer foreign trips than Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. Does Duterte's rule on limiting travels abroad apply to him?

Roque says reduction in PCOO personnel, not tiff with Andanar, caused transcript delay

Jan 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The contracts of some PCOO personnel, including those belonging to a transcribing division, are not renewed this year because the country is no longer the host of ASEAN

2017: A year's worth of the administration's online faux pas

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:17 PM

This year has been filled with cringe-worthy moments online for government agencies and officials

Andanar slams MMDA's Garcia for 'Tokhang' joke vs journalists

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:30 AM

PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar says government officials should know about the Duterte administration's commitment to protect media workers

What is Mocha Uson's top source of news?

Dec 08, 2017 - 8:37 PM

What is Trending News Portal (TNP) and what kind of content does it produce? Here's a closer look at the data.

Duterte green-lights gov't satellite network

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The network is expected to enable the transmission of government videos, photos, and data to even remote parts of the country, says Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the cabinet cluster meeting in Malacañan Palace on November 6, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PCOO to review FOI exception list for 2018

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Presidential Communications Operations Office celebrates the first year of implementation of the Freedom of Executive Order and looks into reviewing the list of exceptions to data that can be requested come 2018

FOI SUMMIT. The Presidential Communications Operations Office held the first Freedom of Information Summit on December 5, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

On FOI EO anniv, Duterte calls on Congress, courts to be more transparent

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:29 PM

The PCOO says it's still pushing for the passage of the FOI law, though the law is not among the priority measures identified by President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: 'Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017' at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017, cites how the Constitution has allowed corrupt individuals to escape accountability. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PCOO does not hire 'keyboard army' – Andanar

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar attributes online support for Duterte to his 'millions of supporters'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the New Executive Building for the relaunching of the Malacañang Press Briefing Room (MPBR) on October 12, 2017. Accompanying the President is Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang mum on Uson posting misquote of Trudeau

Nov 16, 2017 - 3:25 PM

'I think it is better left to the PCOO to address,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux 'Mocha' Uson and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque while on board the Philippine Airlines chartered flight prior to their departure for Vietnam on November 8, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roque threatens to throw 'hollow blocks' at Duterte critics

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also tells those criticizing him: 'Mamatay kayo sa inggit'

Lorraine Badoy declines PCOO spokesperson job, but still usec

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The incoming undersecretary says her office is open to 'building alliances' with mainstream media

Walden Bello loses respect for ‘drunk with power’ Andanar

Oct 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello says PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar's ethical base as a journalist was 'not firm'

RESPECT NO MORE. Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello is no longer impressed by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar. Photo of Bello by Rappler, photo of Andanar by Malacañang

Andanar says EU officials critical of Duterte need more sex

Oct 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

The President’s communication chief calls the EU officials ‘palaiyot,’ a Bisaya term used to describe people who frequently have sex. He advises them to just have more sex rather than criticize Duterte.

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar discusses about the country’s chairmanship of the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Freedom of Information (FOI) and Media Security during the FOI Roadshow at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presdiential Photo

Mocha Uson on defensive over misleading Marawi photo from PCOO-managed page

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Called out for sharing a misleading photo of Marawi City, Presidential Communications Undersecretary Mocha Uson says she only shared what a PCOO-run Facebook page posted

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Mocha Uson: Fake news victim or fake news peddler?

Oct 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM

These are the types of news that PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson likes to share

Marawi homecoming, Lorraine Badoy, Facebook cybersex | Midday wRap

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Margie de Leon